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There are a variety of extracurricular activities in which students can participate. Interscholastic sports are available only to 7th and 8th grade students but other extracurricular activities are open to all grades. Activity information included in the announcements scrolling on the TV monitors. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Mark Kenny, Activities Director, at 558-4153; email@example.com. If you or you know of someone who might be interested in sponsoring an extracurricular activity, stop by the main office.
- See Mr. Mnayer for more information.
Classic Edition (Show Choir)
- see Mrs. Anderson for more information.
- See Mrs. Driskell for more information.
- See Mrs. Driskell for more information.
. Fundraiser for Fine Arts department. Auditions will be January 29 and 30. Performance is March 6.
Girls Who Code Group
- For girls who want to learn
more about computers and coding. Group meets on Monday's after school. See Mrs. Gardner, librarian, for more information.
Orchestra Practice Club
- open to all orchestra students. Monday's and Wednesday's after school until 4 pm.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Open to all students. See Mr. Tower for more information.
- See Mrs. Clendineng for more information.
- See Mr. Guy for more information.
- See Mrs. Sorgenfrey, Counselor, for more information.
- More information to come.
6th graders (letter sent home to parents)
Day: Wednesday’s after school
Time: 3-4 pm
Location: Room 227
For more information: Mr. Martinez or Officer Anne
This program will focus on the use and application of forensic science to solve crimes and is being co-sponsored by School Resource Officer Anne Deutmeyer. Students will also get hands-on experience in CSI practices, such as fingerprint and DNA collection as well as footprint impressions to name a few. Students will discuss examples of DNA, and how they are analyzed to solve crimes, including hair, skin, blood, and other bodily fluids. Students will not be exposed to any of these items at any time. In addition, students will participate in field trips to the CR Police Department and Linn County Courthouse.
Girls Group, 6th and7th grade girls
Day: Monday’s and Thursday’s beginning November 6
Time: 3:00 to 4:15 pm, Room 200
For more information: Mrs. Wilson, Room 200
Want to be a part of a positive after school group? Project HOPE is a career education program that will give you the opportunity to explore your interests and how they relate to health care careers. You get to explore this through hands-on activities, such as a Jeopardy game, an interest "party", and a field trip to the University of Iowa. Graduate students from the University of Iowa will visit us twice a week to talk with you about careers and interact with you to help you learn about the different types of health care careers that exist. Project HOPE is part of a research study, so you will also fill out surveys. This will help us to understand how middle school students think about the career process. Project HOPE is a fun way to start thinking about your future! Permission slip deadline: Wednesday, November 1! Contact Mrs. Wilson for more information; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open to all female students
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Room 319
For more information: Main Office
The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is an after school opportunity for female students focusing on service projects in the community. The following is their list of accomplishments from last year:
: Worked in community garden at Waypoint Daycare and played with the kids;
Catholic Worker House
: Made tie blankets, frozen meals and holiday treats for the families;
Cedar Valley Humane Society:
Made toys for the animals;
Cold Stone Creamery
: spent an afternoon "working" making ice cream donated the tip money to the Ronald McDonald house;
: get well soon cards for the hospital, Valentine's cards for school teachers, Christmas cards for veterans at the Salvation Army Ridgeview Nursing home;
Higley Mansion Care Center
: volunteered to spend time playing games with the residents. TOP end-of-the-year celebration was at Adventureland.
Open to all students
Day: Every other Friday after school
Time: 1:30 to 4:00 pm
Location: Henry Davison Youth Center-Kirkwood Community College
For More Information: Miss Johnson, attendance secretary
The partnership provides chosen middle school students the opportunity to visit the Kirkwood Regional Center and receive an overview of courses of study that will be available to them when in high school at no cost to the student. Students receive one hour exposure to the fields of Auto Tech and Collision, Architecture, Construction and Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Welding, Criminal Justice, EMT, Pre-Professional Health Careers, and a Career Inventory Assessment.
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
Open to all students
Day: Kickoff will be on Wednesday, 11/15/17
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Mrs. Fitzpatrick's room (112)
Come hang out, talk about life in the LGBTQ community, feel supported, as well as help to support those in the community. Guest speakers are planned. Everyone is welcome!
Please see Miss Johnson, attendance secretary, for more information.
Extracurricular Eligibility Policy
The transition to the Learner Centered Assessment and Reporting model allows a more complete picture of a student's learning. Additionally, it provides a method by which a student can reflect on his/her progress towards developing skills essential for a successful career in the working world. The coaches and directors at McKinley find that fostering these skills through our athletic and fine arts programs as well as our after school activities is critical for the long term success of our students as they make the transition to high school and adulthood. As a result mcKinley's Extracurricular Eligibility Policy will reflect our desire to have students perform at high levels both academically and behaviorally.
: For a student to be considered eligible for athletic contests, extracurricular fine arts performances, clubs and activities the student must meet the following requirements:
Passing grade in all classes.
Detention(s) must be served prior to participation in all extracurricular activities. Coaches and parents will be notified of student detentions.
: Student eligibility will be examined every Thursday. Students who do not meet these expectations will be ineligible for the following week's competitions, performances, etc. If the student demonstrates they meet the requirements before a competition, it is the responsibility of the teacher to notify the coach of the student's eligibility.